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Define Success on Your Terms, Part 2

Blog #214 Last week, we discussed The Life Balance Wheel and how you can use it to help you identify your strengths and weaknesses by defining them in your own terms. This week, we are going to take it a step further. We are going to provide you with a tool to help define what success truly looks like – for you. Click this link to access a video on

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Define Success on Your Terms, Part 1

Blog #213 I’m going to go out on a limb here: I think we have lost perspective on what success looks like. We have abdicated this role to reality TV, big advertising, our peers, even our parents. Contrary to what our country’s media shares with us, I believe we are living in the most exciting and abundant times in history. Almost every data point confirms it, but we are not

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3 Easy Steps for Managing Subcontractors

Blog #212 As our economy begins to grow towards more of a Solopreneur/gig-based economy, I often see a clear disconnect with subcontractors. What I mean by this is that whether you are hiring contractors, or you are a contractor yourself, managing this dynamic is important to ensuring a good fit and boundless long-term success. Here, I will outline three steps to keep in mind when working with subcontractors: Provide a

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6 Specific Tips for New Hire Training

Blog #211 In last week’s blog, Onboarding New Employees, we discussed three critical steps to follow when hiring a new employee. This week, we will explore six specific things you can do to ensure you are on the right track when onboarding a new hire. Oddly enough, I think one of the areas that most managers lose sight of in their day-to-day work is managing, yet it is the #1

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Onboarding New Employees: 3 Steps for Success

Blog #210 Finding and keeping quality employees is one of the biggest challenges most growing organizations face, especially in our booming economy. There are numerous books and articles that explain how to best attract and retain talent, ensure a culture fit, and select the best compensation plans. Without a doubt, these are all important factors; however, I believe there is an area with the potential to massively impact the process

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Intention Matters

Blog #209 My favorite author, Patrick Lencioni, has a book entitled Getting Naked. This book does a fantastic job of outlining what I believe to be one of the best ways to approach business development, especially if you are in B2B sales or in some sort of a consulting position. I recently got to spend the better part of a day with Patrick at a conference, and I realized that

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Yes, You Can! 5 Ways to Ensure How, Part 2 – Achieve

Blog #208 Last week, we discussed my favorite quote from Henry Ford, which is, “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right”. In that post, we talked about the first two steps to achieve your dreams, how to dream big, and the ins and outs of a simple visualization process. This week, we will go through the more mechanical steps of what needs to be done

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Yes, You Can! 5 Ways to Ensure How, Part 1 – Visualize

Blog #207 “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford Last week, there were three separate occasions when the Henry Ford quote came to my mind, and I pondered just how impactful this line of thinking can be. Shifting to this thoughtful approach can impact entire organizations, departments, individuals…even non-business relationships. In this two-part post, we will go through five steps that help

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The 4 Stages of Business Evolution, Stage 4 – Thriving and Focused

Blog #206 As discussed in the first three parts of this blog series (Blogs #203, #204, and #205), organizations usually go through four distinct stages while on their journey to success. These stages are: Reactive and Stuck Stabilize and In Transition Proactive and Planning Thriving and Focused This week, we will explore the fourth and final stage, Thriving and Focused. Few organizations reach this stage, and even fewer can stay

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The 4 Stages of Business Evolution, Stage 3 – Proactive Planning

Blog #205 As discussed in the past two blogs, #203 and #204, I believe companies experience and pass through four distinct stages in their growth cycle. These stages are as follows: Reactive and Stuck Stabilize and In Transition Proactive and Planning Thriving and Focused Proactive and Planning This week, we are going to concentrate on the third stage of business evolution, Proactive and Planning. As someone who is enjoying training

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